Laughing Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Laughing Liberally This Wed! Drinking Liberally on CBS News!

Hey everybody,
Just a reminder that the next Laughing Liberally Chicago is this Wednesday, February 3rd at No Exit, 6970 N Glenwood Ave 8pm (Doors at 7p). There are great $5 dinner specials, and I've been told there will be a beer special, too!

The lineup is great. We have
Cameron Esposito- Standup
The Amazing Bibik- Magician
Nick Garcia- Standup
Carrie Callahan- Standup
Bryan Bowden- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

And our special interview this month is our good friend, Veronica Arreola of the awesome blog, Viva La Feminista.

We're actually going to be a "MetroMix Best Bet" in tomorrow's RedEye, so be sure to pick up a copy.

Speaking of press, CBS News was at the Drinking Liberally State of the Union Watch Party! Check it out!

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/01/28/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry...

Hope to see you Wednesday!
-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago This Wednesday w/ Environmental Author Jeff Biggers

Hey everybody,
Just a reminder that the next Laughing Liberally Chicago will be this Wednesday, December 2nd at No Exit.

The lineup this month kicks some serious butt, if I do say so myself. As always, the show is hosted by the Accountants of Homeland Security and this month features

Ricky Carmona- Standup
Brad French- Juggler
Beth Stelling- Standup
Chad Briggs- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Our interview subject this month, is environmental author Jeff Biggers. Jeff is the American Book Award-winning author of The United States of Appalachia, and In The Sierra Madre.

No Exit Cafe- 6970 N Glenwood
Wednesday, December 2nd
Free Admission, 8pm, Doors at 7pm
Food & drinks available for purchase

Hope to see you there!
-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago Wednesday Nov 4th

Hey everyone,
Just a reminder that the next Laughing Liberally Chicago will be held on Wednesday November 4th at the No Exit Cafe.
The lineup is insanely awesome.

Carrie Callahan- Standup
Puterbaugh Sisters- Sketch
Davd Mascoro- Standup
Bob Rock- Hip hop
Mike Lee- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

Our interview subject this month is none other than Ed Yohnka from the ACLU-IL. (Ed had to cancel last month due to illness, and we're thrilled to have him back).

No Exit Cafe - 6970 N Glenwood Ave
Wednesday November 4th, 8pm, Free

Hope to see you there!
-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago This Wednesday!

Hey everyone,
Just a reminder that our monthly Laughing Liberally Chicago showcase is this Wednesday, September 2nd at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood Ave. The show is 8pm (doors open at 7pm) and is completely free.

Food and drinks (including alcohol) are available for purchase.

In addition to your hosts, the Accountants of Homeland Security, our lineup this month couldn't be better.

Bryan Bowden- Standup
Veeli- Rock
Mike Lee- Standup
Brad French- Juggler
Bryan Berry- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

And our special interview this month is the awesome Veronica Arreola from Viva La Feminista.

On a personal note, my parents are going to be in town all the way from Omaha, Nebraska, so come on out and show them how Chicago liberals roll.

Hope to see you Wednesday!

-Matt

Laughing Liberally Chicago Wed 9/2

Hey everyone,
So we've got a crazy kick-ass lineup of Chicago's best liberal and progressive comics for September 2nd's Laughing Liberally Chicago show.
Don't believe me? Check it out.

Bryan Bowden- Standup
Veeli- Rock
Mike Lee- Standup
Brad French- Juggler
Bryan Berry- Standup
Matthew Filipowicz- Political Cartoons

And our special interview this month is the awesome Veronica Arreola from Viva La Feminista.

No Exit Cafe
6970 N Glennwood Ave
8pm, Doors Open At 7pm, Admission is Free.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Laughing Liberally Chicago 8/5

Mark your calenders for the next Laughing Liberally Chicago show! Wednesday 8/5 at No Exit 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. The show is at 8pm and is free. The doors open at 7pm and food and drinks are available for purchase.

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The lineup for the show is excellent.
Standups- Adam Burke, Carrie Callahan and Paul Sigwerth.
Sketch- Think Tank
Rock- Pistol Whipped
Political cartoons- Matthew Filipowicz

And our special interview this month is with Tracy Van Slyke former publisher of In These Times and current head of the Media Consortium.

The show is, of course, hosted by the Accountants of Homeland Security.

Hope to see you there!
-Matt

New Monthly Laughing Liberally Chicago Begins Wednesday July 1st

Hey everyone,

Exciting news, we're starting a new monthly Laughing Liberally Chicago show on Wednesday July 1st, at No Exit, 6970 N Glenwood, 8pm. And it's free. Doors open at 7pm and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Our opening lineup is great.
Stand-up from James Fritz, Cameron Esposito & Mike Lee
Comedy music from Lauren Maul
Hip Hop from Phillip Morris
Sketch from the Accountants of Homeland Security

We're also excited to be adding an interview segment to the show, featuring a local politician, blogger or political figure. This month's guest is Josh Kalven editor of the excellent website, Progress Illinois.
I'll also be showing some cartoons. Should be a lot of fun.

Hope to see you at one or both!
-Matt

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Correction from last email

Hey everyone,
It was pointed out that I said the Laughing Liberally event at Quennect 4 is on the 9th. It's not. It's Thursday the 7th.

Sorry for the confusion.
-Matt

Laughing Liberally This Thursday! Plus on 5/16 Panel w/ Greg Palast, Rick Perlstein, Veronica Arreola & More!

Hey everyone,
Man, do we have a lot of great liberal events in the next couple of weeks.

First, Laughing Liberally's Local 312, the Accountants of Homeland Security will be putting on a show this Thursday, May 7th at the Quennect 4 gallery, 2716 W North Ave, 9pm, $5.
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Secondly, next Tuesday May 12th will be our normal Drinking Liberally at Sheffield's, 3228 N Sheffield Ave, 7pm.

Finally, mark your calendars for next Saturday May 16th. That night, there will be a free Netroots Nation Salon featuring:
Veronica Arreola, Viva La Feminista
Greg Palast, BBC, author of Armed Madhouse
Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland, Before The Storm
Matthew Filipowicz, Huffington Post, Headzup.tv
Ed Yohnka, ACLU-IL, Director of Communications And Public Policy

The topic is "Pushing a Progressive Agenda In The Obama Administration"

Saturday May 16, 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)
No Exit Cafe
6970 North Glenwood, Chicago
Admission is free. Dinner and drinks available for purchase.

A Drinking Liberally cocktail hour to follow the event. To RSVP go to http://bit.ly/8XHwH.
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And yes, the "Matthew" on the panel is me. So come out, and support me as I try not to look like a schmuck with a bunch of people smarter than me!

-Matt

Laughing Liberally Show This Thursday 4/2!

Hey everyone,

The Accountants of Homeland Security, Chicago's Laughing Liberally Local 312, will be performing this Thursday, April 2nd at the Quennect 4 Gallery, 2716 W North Ave, 9pm, $5.

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Also, just a reminder, Drinking Liberally meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, so our next meeting won't be until Tuesday, April 14th. So, what better way to get your liberal fix, then checking out Chicago's Laughing Liberally?

Hope to see you there!
Matt